Our Team

The combination of extensive professional expertise with profound understanding of the Bulgarian and South-Eastern European markets provides extra value to our clients. The backbone of our success lies in the exceptional team of consultants with keen business acumen, international experience and ultimate integrity.

Meet our core team

Professional skills:
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Transaction support
• Business valuations
• Investment strategies
• Financial restructurings
• Financing
• Due Diligence
• PPPs

Evgeni Kanev, Ph.D., Managing Partner

• Over 2 decades of financial advisory experience
• Over 250 M&A, valuation and financing mandates in South Eastern Europe and Ireland
• Head of KPMG Corporate Finance, Bulgaria
• KPMG CEE Support Services & Infrastructure Team Leader
• PriceWaterhouse Audit Group
• MBA, Illinois State University, USA, concentration in Corporate Finance
• Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance, ACCA, UK
• Certified appraiser of commercial enterprises and financial institutions
• Specialisations in M&A and transaction support at KPMG training centres in London, Brussels, Hamburg
• PPP financing specialisation at KPMG Ireland

Professional skills:
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Corporate finance
• Business valuations
• Financial modelling
• Transaction support
• Financial restructurings




Svetlina Pencheva-Zhelyazkova, Manager, Corporate Finance

• Over 7 years of financial advisory experience
• Over 50 M&A, valuation and financing mandates in the healthcare, cosmetics, ICT, hi-tech, construction, agriculture, banking and insurance sector
• Certified appraiser of commercial enterprises
• CFA Level I passed, CFA Institute, USA
• Asset Quality Review of Bulgarian banks
• Accounts receivable specialist, Ingram Micro
• Finance Associate, Balkanstroy Ltd.
• Master’s degree in Financial Management, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
• Master’s degree in Financial Management – exchange programme, Ghent University, Belgium
• Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations, UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria


Professional skills:
• Business valuations
• Marketing strategy
• Business development
• Financial modelling
• Financial analyses
• Energy sector




Denitsa Ivanova, Senior Associate

• Over 10 years of professional and international experience
• Commercial Еxpert, Risk Engineering Ltd.
• Sales Project Coordinator, DuPont, USA
• MBA, National University of Singapore, Singapore
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentrations in Finance and Marketing, University of Richmond, USA